This is a comment I made on the article Pursuing Semantic Value The author requested that I post it separately, so I have.
Blog posts in the Standards category
The development of a ‘Brief history of browser accessibility support‘ was prompted by Google’s Evolution of the Web interactive infographic. I was dazzled by its coolness, but noticed that amongst all the web technologies ARIA 1.0 was not to be found. ARIA is included in the makeup of the open web stack.
I tweeted the other day, suggesting people switch to the HTML5 doctype as the use of ARIA is conforming in HTML5. As things stand, if ARIA roles, states and properties are used on HTML elements with a doctype other than <!DOCTYPE html> a developer will get unhelpful error messages when using an HTML validator simply […]